To make the photographs in the feed larger and more visible, Twitter recently increased its size. It appears that things are not over yet; instead, the social network is already experimenting with a new layout.
Twitter wants to be like Instagram, with the difference that there is barely any compression in this social network, so we may upload pictures at 4K quality. The news feed is currently being tested on iOS before moving to Android, however, it will eventually arrive as well.
Now testing on iOS:
Edge to edge Tweets that span the width of the timeline so your photos, GIFs, and videos can have more room to shine. pic.twitter.com/luAHoPjjlY
— Twitter Support (@TwitterSupport) September 7, 2021
Twitter wants to look like Instagram
Twitter first revealed its intention to transform the feed on iOS with a series of images from renowned photographers across the world, such as Brandon Woelfel. In the video, you can see how photographs will expand to full size, a format known as “Edge to Edge” and which is similar to that used in popular apps like Instagram.
The new layout will not only be used for photos, but also for videos and GIFs. The goal of this method is to make multimedia material more visible in a user’s Twitter feed. This is being trialed on a select group of iOS users, but it aims to be the next major change in the Twitter feed.
There is no announced date for the rollout of this feature because it is still in development. There’s a chance we’ll see it before the end of the year, but nothing has been confirmed as yet. It remains to be seen whether or not the adjustment works and whether or not it closes as Fleets, Instagram’s failed attempt to mimic stories that